Your source for everything Herbs!

 

 

– – – – – – – 2021 – – – – – – –

 

 

August 7 – 14, Saturday – Saturday, 10:00 – 10:00

 

Visit us at the NJ State Fair – Sussex County Farm & Horse Show

 

           Click here for more information.

 

 

August 29, Sunday, 9:00 – 2:00

 

Visit us at the Ramsey Farmer’s Market – Ramsey, NJ

 

            Click here for more information.

 

 

September 4, Saturday: 9:00 – 5:00

September 5, Sunday: 10:00 – 5:00

 

Fall Flower Festival – Craft & Farmers’ Market

 

 

September 11, Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00

Visit us at Victorian Days, Belvidere, NJ

 

           Click here for more information.

 

 

 

– – – – – – – 2021 – (Past) – – – – – – –

 

 

May 8, Saturday: 9:00 – 5:00

 

Well-Sweep Craft & Farmers’ Market

 

Mother’s Day weekend – a great time to visit a truly unique nursery!

If you’re looking for something special for Mom, come browse through our Spring perennials in bloom, check out our tropicals and other interesting plants in our greenhouse or find a unique gift in our Gift Shop.

On Saturday, May 8th, we will feature a Craft Market featuring homemade items as well as a phenomenal food vendor – Michele’s Bistro. While you’re visiting this day enjoy a free lecture tour of our gardens with Patrick at 11am and 2pm. We will be open on Sunday, Mother’s Day as well, 11am to 4pm.

The farm features 1,898 varieties of herbs and perennials including natives, butterfly, medicinal, dye, shade and deer resistant plants. Also culinary herbs, vegetables, citrus plants, jasmine, figs, carnivorous plants and many more – organically grown.

Our Gift Ship is filled with a wonderful assortment of dried flowers, wreaths and arrangements, books, essential oils, hard-to-find culinary and medicinal dried herbs, potpourri supplies and unusual gifts for all ages.

More Special Events coming – watch our Facebook page! 

 

 

May 20, Thursday, 9:45 – 3:00

 

Hardy Plant Society – Well-Sweep Herb Farm Day Trip

            Join the Hardy Plant Society for a lecture, garden tour, shopping and homemade luncheon. Reservations required. $40.00 members/$50.00 non-members. For more information and to register: https://hpsmag.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mcform&view=ngforms&id=2080279#/

 

 

May 22, Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00

May 23, Sunday, 10:00 – 4:00

 

Well-Sweep Craft & Farmers’ Market

            Craft, farm, and food vendors! Free garden tours at 11am and 2pm.  Check out our Craft Market featuring homemade items as well as a phenomenal food vendor – Michele’s Bistro. While you’re visiting this day enjoy a free lecture tour of our gardens with Patrick at 11am and 2pm – both Saturday and Sunday. Watch our Facebook page for more details and updates closer to the date.

 

 

May 28, Friday, 6:00 – 7:30

 

Medicinal Herbs with David Winston

            (Zoom lecture) Dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and president of Herbalist & Alchemist, David is an Herbalist and Ethnobotanist with 52 years of training in Chinese, Western, and Southeastern herbal traditions. He has been an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists, and researchers throughout the US, but enjoys teaching courses locally in NJ. Sign-up for an introduction to medicinal plants that you can grow in your own garden. Pre-registration required; $30.00. Please call to register, 908-852-5390.

 

 

June 4, Friday, 9:00 – 5:00

June 5, Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00

June 6, Sunday, 10:00 – 4:00

 

Spring Open House

  & Well-Sweep Craft & Farmers’ Market

 

Free lectures and tours – vendors – local restaurants –

over 1,898 varieties of plants available

 

Event held rain or shine.

 

            Enjoy three full days of free informative lectures and presentations, tours of our spectacular gardens, as well as our Craft & Farmers’ Market. Our largest selection of herb plants will be available starting this day. Free admission and parking.

 

Friday, June 4, 9:00 to 5:00

* 9:30 – 10:30: The History of Well-Sweep Gardens with Louise Hyde

* 10:30 – 11:30: Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 11:30 – 12:30: Lovely Lavender with David Hyde

* 1:00 – 2:00: The Scented Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 2:30 – 3:30: Butterfly Gardening with Lori Princiotto

* 3:30 – 4:30: Hemp: CBD & CBG with Patrick McDuffee

 

Saturday, June 5, 9:00 to 5:00

* 9:30 – 10:30: Cooking with Herbs with Louise Hyde

* 10:30 – 11:30: Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 11:30 – 12:30: Far-Out, Funky and Fabulous Plants with David Hyde

* 1:00 –  2:00: Our Healing Garden – the Medicinal Herbs with Kerry Adams

* 2:30 – 3:30 – Asian Herbs Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

 

Sunday, June 6, 10:00 to 4:00

* 10:30 – 11:30: Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

* 11:30 – 12:30: Natives and Nativars with David Hyde

* 1:00 – 2:00: Butterfly Gardening with Lori Princiotto

* 2:30 – 3:30: Afternoon Herbal Tea with Patrick McDuffee

 

Vendors:

Art Across Borders – Changewater Designs – Stained Glass by Bonnie – Whiskey In A Teacup Tarot –

House of Cork Handbags with Diana – Juniper Tree Spices – Rimi Studios – Heart Beat Studios –

Mot Mot Collective – Kim O’Hara Designs – Scottie Carpentry – Four Fields Farm

 

Food by:

KK’s Café (empanadas & pastries) & Choripan Rodizio (Argentinian Steakhouse – grilled meat & vegetables)

 

 

June 13, Sunday, 9:00 – 2:00

 

Visit us at the Ramsey Farmer’s Market – Ramsey, NJ

 

            Click here for more information.

 

 

June 26, Saturday, 1:30 – 3:30

 

Lovely Lavender Crafts

 

            Come enjoy a fragrant and fun afternoon with lavender. We’ll start at 1:30 with an introduction to lavender by Louise Hyde, who will provide information on the different varieties, growing as well as harvesting.         

            Next, Louise will teach you how to make a fresh 6” lavender wreath and a wall hanging with 3 graduated tiers of lavender – delightful decorations for your home. Come experience this wonderful fragrant herb! Lavender refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. Please call to reserve your spot or for more information – (908) 852-5390.

 

 

June 27, Sunday, 9:00 – 2:00

 

Visit us at the Ramsey Farmer’s Market – Ramsey, NJ

 

            Click here for more information.

 

 

July 3, Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00

 

MidSummer Herb Festival  – Craft & Farmer’s Market

 

Enjoy your day strolling through our gardens in full bloom, including our collection of 73 lavenders!

No admission fee, free lectures and tours; plants; music; vendors; food!

 

Event held rain or shine.

 

The Days Events:

*9:30 – 10:30:  Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

*10:30 – 11:30:  Parsley in the Kitchen with Louise Hyde

*11:30 – 12:30:  Lovely Lavender with David Hyde

*12:00 – 1:00:  Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

*1:00 – 2:00:  Square Foot Gardening with Althea Llewellyn

*2:00 – 3:00:  Pollinator Blossom Banquets with Lorette Cheswick

*3:00 – 4:00:  Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

*4:00 – 5:00:  An Ode to the Legend Cyrus Hyde

 

*9:30: Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

            Join Patrick McDuffee, the 3rd generation of Well-Sweep, on a tour of our Formal Herb Garden and learn the history and uses of both exotic and familiar herbs. Patrick is the grandson of lecturer and collector Cyrus Hyde, carrying on his stories as well as providing some of his own gained from his degree in Biology and enthusiasm for medicinal herbs.

 

*10:30: Parsley in the Kitchen with Louise Hyde

            Louise has been growing and using Parsley and other herbs in the kitchen since long before Well-Sweep was founded in 1969. Learn how to use it as a base for a delicious herbal pesto as well as some of her other favorite dishes to incorporate it into.  She will share her techniques for growing, drying and freezing this nutrient powerhouse.

 

*11:30: Lovely Lavender with David Hyde

            Our entire collection of Lavender comes into bloom at this time of year. Join David Hyde, owner of Well-Sweep and plant specialist, as he shares his favorite varieties of Lavender and how to grow, enjoy and harvest this herb. The history, tips and tricks, as well as the many healing benefits of lavender will be covered.

 

*12:00: Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee

            See above. 

 

*1:00: Square Foot Gardening with Althea Llewellyn

            Anyone can develop a green thumb with this innovative Square Foot Gardening method created by Mel Bartholomew. Althea is a certified Master Gardener, serving on the board for Union county, as well as a Square Foot Gardening instructor who has taught hundreds of YMCA Campers throughout NJ. This method will teach you a simple, efficient, and productive way to grow vegetables, herbs (especially Parsley) and flowers in a small space with less effort.

 

*2:00: Pollinator Blossom Banquets with Lorette Cheswick

            Take a walk through our gardens with skilled Apiarist, Lorette Cheswick, as she brings attention to plants that attract pollinators. Many flowering plants provide nectar and pollen for insects as enticements to help move their pollen from one plant to another for improved seed production. This symbiotic relationship adds another layer of observation for any garden visit. Seeing which plants are active insect snares and which plants trick insects is both entertaining and instructive. Come learn about these Bee and Butterfly magnets for your garden and their complex relationships.

 

*3:00: Formal Herb Garden Tour with Patrick McDuffee at 3:00

            See above. 

 

*4:00: An Ode to the Legend Cyrus Hyde

            Come pay tribute to a world renowned collector of plants and their stories. Cyrus Hyde inspired thousands with his knowledge and thoughtfulness. Cyrus went to work on God’s gardens in June of 2020, and due to the pandemic, we were rather limited to whom we could share this time with. We would like to take this opportunity for you, those he inspired and befriended, to come and share your stories of him with us and each other.

 

Vendors:

Changewater Designs – Cosmic Debris – Heart Beat Studios – Juniper Tree Spices –

Long Note Farm – Stained Glass by Bonnie – Under Angels Wings 

 

Music:

Playful Banter: 12:00 – 1:00 ~ Folksy Acoustic Duo

Chuck Winch: 1:30 – till  ~ Bluegrass, Folk and Old-time Banjo Music

 

Food by:

KK’s Café (empanadas & pastries)

 

 

July 15, Thursday, 9:45 – 3:00

 

Hardy Plant Society – Well-Sweep Herb Farm Day Trip

 

            Join the Hardy Plant Society for a lecture, garden tour, shopping and homemade luncheon. Reservations required. $40.00 members, $50.00 non-members. For more information and to register visit here. Registration ends at midnight on July 11th.

 

Garden Tour and Tea Time

            Join Patrick McDuffee on a short but informative tour of Well-Sweep’s formal herb garden. He will cut his favorite herbs fresh from the garden for a delicious cup of tea as he goes over their history, lore and medicinal aspects. As we sit down to enjoy, learn how to brew the perfect cup of herbal tea.

 

The Mediterranean Window – Citrus, Figs & More

            Join David Hyde avid plant enthusiast, noted lecturer and owner of Well-Sweep Herb Farm’s family business for a presentation on a variety of Mediterranean fruit; Citrus, Figs, Olives, Pomegranates and more. Learn how to care for these exotic beauties for year-round success – fill your patio and windows with unusual and delicious fruit.

 

Herbal Luncheon

           A delicious, homemade, herb-infused luncheon is included. Make your choices at the time of registration.

 

 

For more information – call (908) 852-5390 or e-mail us at info@wellsweep.com.


 

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Herb Garden Tours

       Farm lecture tours are available for groups of 10 or more. Tour our impressive culinary, medicinal, and formal herb gardens; also visit the gift shop and farm animals. Lecture subjects include the history, uses, and cultivation of herbs, as well as herbal recipe suggestions. Tours can be tailored to specific topics.
Offered May through October, tours are $10.50 per person with a non-refundable deposit of $25.00. Box lunches are available for groups of 15 or more, or if you prefer to bring your own – a picnic area is provided. Call us today to schedule your group’s tour.

 

Call For More Details(908) 852-5390

 

       Special events are held rain or shine and will not be canceled – (except in situations beyond our control). A check mailed to us will reserve your place. Your canceled check is your confirmation. Refunds minus a $5.00 nonrefundable fee will be issued to those canceling at least 10 days prior to the event.

 

Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mount Bethel Rd
Port Murray, NJ 07865-4147
E-Mail: info@wellsweep.com

 

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